Surprise! Chrome OS 79 introduced support for microphone audio capture in Linux apps on Chromebooks! It’s in the Stable Channel right now; here’s how to enable it.
Chrome OS 77 to add Bluetooth device battery level indicator to Chromebooks
The beginnings of a new feature to display the battery life of connected Bluetooth devices has arrived in Chrome OS 77. It’s still a work in progress but will be a welcome addition to the Chromebook platform.
Chrome OS 74 Stable version arrives: Here’s what you need to know
Chrome OS 74 has launched on the Stable Channel with a list of 8 key changes. As is often the case, there’s more in here than the “official” list, such as Crostini backup and restore for Linux containers on Chromebooks.
Chrome OS 74 arrives for enterprises; here’s what it brings
Chrome OS 74 arrives for enterprises, bringing several new features such as native PDF annotation, external camera support and top-level files & folders to Chromebooks.
Audio playback for Linux on Chromebooks arrives in latest Chrome OS 74 Dev Channel release
After months of waiting, audio support never sounded so sweet. The latest Chrome OS 74 Dev Channel adds audio playback for Linux apps on Chromebooks.
Chrome OS 74 bringing audio support to Linux apps on Chromebooks
After getting pushed back from Chrome OS 73, audio support for Linux containers on Chromebooks is arriving in Chrome OS 74 according to the official Crostini documentation.
Don’t expect to record audio or have Skype video chats using Linux for Chromebooks any time soon
Sound support is still in the works for Linux apps on Chromebooks, but the first function will simply be that: Sound playback. Audio recording is slated to follow and camera access — needed for Skype video — isn’t even on the roadmap yet.
Atlas and Nocturne Chromebooks may natively support Acoustic Echo Cancellation
Annoyed by hearing yourself echo on a voice or video chat with a Chromebook? That may be a non-issue going forward thanks to AEC support for Atlas and Nocturne.